Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated May 2nd

Topic: iPhone

AT&T hikes smartphone activation & upgrade fee to $20, matching Verizon

04/08/2016, 10:04 am

AT&T has quietly raised its smartphone activation and upgrade fee from $15 to $20, matching a similar fee imposed by Verizon earlier this week.

25 comments

Apple posts 'Behind the Scenes' video for popular Cookie Monster Siri ad

04/07/2016, 04:04 pm

Apple on Thursday released a behind-the-scenes video for "Timer," its extremely popular TV ad featuring Sesame Street's Cookie Monster and the iPhone 6s' always-ready "Hey Siri" command.

8 comments

Reddit introduces new official iPhone app, Spark email updates with watchOS 2 support

04/07/2016, 02:04 pm

Reddit on Thursday introduced a new official iPhone app with bonuses for early adopters, while Readdle updated its Spark email app, adding features like watchOS 2 support.

0 comments

Samsung sees 10% profit growth on better-than-expected sales of flagship Galaxy S7

04/07/2016, 11:04 am

On the heels of the launch of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung Electronics issued preliminary guidance on Thursday saying it expects profits to grow more than 10 percent for the first quarter of 2016, exceeding market expectations.

66 comments

FBI can't unlock anything newer than Apple's iPhone 5c, Comey reveals

04/07/2016, 09:04 am

The unlocking procedure used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to break into an iPhone 5c at the center of the San Bernardino case cannot be used on new devices, the bureau's director said on Wednesday.

37 comments

Facebook doubles down on live streaming with new features for groups, events, and interactivity

04/06/2016, 11:04 am

It seems as if the revolution will be streamed, as social networking behemoth Facebook has chosen to drastically expand its live streaming features to make streams more interactive, easier to share, and more discoverable.

0 comments

Apple won't sacrifice profit margins to make iPhone SE affordable in India

04/06/2016, 11:04 am

When it launches in India on April 8, the iPhone SE will still command a 36 percent price premium there versus the U.S. -- likely keeping the device out of reach of most Indians, a report noted on Wednesday.

25 comments

Apple's new 4" iPhone SE continues to see stock-outs, shipping delays

04/06/2016, 11:04 am

Though it didn't have the hype of a new next-generation iPhone launch, the revamped 4-inch iPhone SE continues to see demand outstrip Apple's available supply, with most stores completely out of stock and new orders advertised not to ship for a few weeks.

40 comments

Apple's iPhone loses ground in 'urban China' for first time since 2014 - report

04/06/2016, 09:04 am

Apple's smartphone marketshare in "urban China" dropped 3.2 percentage points year-over-year during the spring quarter of 2016 -- marking the company's first such decline in the region since August 2014, according to research data published on Wednesday.

32 comments

Popular messaging app WhatsApp boosts security with complete end-to-end encryption

04/05/2016, 04:04 pm

Facebook on Tuesday announced that WhatsApp, its popular mobile messaging service, is now using end-to-end encryption for all communications, not just one-on-one text exchanges and VoIP calls.

15 comments

France says Apple owes 48.5 million euros for unfair iPhone contracts with carriers

04/05/2016, 01:04 pm

France's competition, consumer, and fraud agency -- the DGCCRF -- has reportedly launched a court case against Apple seeking 48.5 million euros ($55.3 million), saying the company is maintaining unfair carrier contracts that grant it too much control.

74 comments

Pinky torture: Why the iPhone SE is a one-handed wonder, and the iPhone 6s is not

04/05/2016, 09:04 am

I can't really say I've ever been hyper aware of the pinky on my right hand. That is, until Apple decided to start making larger phones, and the smallest digit on the end of my hand began to suffer.

58 comments

Pebble brings iOS text replies to Verizon, adds customizable vibrations & more

04/04/2016, 03:04 pm

Pebble on Monday announced a series of service and software updates for its multi-platform smartwatches, most notably enabling the iOS text reply feature for Verizon iPhones.

7 comments

Apple's new iPhone SE lags siblings in sales as 9.7" iPad Pro performs well, analytics data says

04/04/2016, 12:04 pm

The newest, littlest iPhone hasn't captured the imagination of smartphone buyers just yet, new launch data indicates, while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro has seen steady adoption following last week's debut.

34 comments

Indian smartphone sellers fear iPhone 'snob value' as Apple plans to sell used handsets

04/04/2016, 09:04 am

Apple's application to sell used iPhones in India is reportedly being fought by executives with leading vendors and manufacturers, who are worried that it could jeopardize local industry by opening the door to used imports as a whole.

13 comments

Apple's iPhone shipments 'likely' to fall below 200M in 2016, insider says

04/04/2016, 08:04 am

With lower-than-expected demand for the iPhone 6s, a soft iPhone SE launch, and dual-camera designs from competitors expected to beat the 'iPhone 7 Plus' to market, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes iPhone shipments could fall below 200 million units this year.

47 comments

Review: Apple's 4" iPhone SE is better than we deserve

04/02/2016, 12:04 pm

With a decidedly classic design just like the iPhone 5 series, the new iPhone SE has been completely revamped inside in a huge way. For fans of smaller phones, the iPhone SE is just what you've been waiting for -- a capable, modern smartphone in a compact, ultraportable, proven chassis.

93 comments

Apple turning comparatively low profit on iPhone SE despite cheaper parts, analyst says

04/01/2016, 12:04 pm

In spite of recyling many parts from other iPhones, Apple's profit margin on the iPhone SE is relatively low next to the high-end iPhone 6s, a new analyst estimate suggests.

27 comments

New teardown reveals iPhone SE contains display identical to iPhone 5s, larger battery

03/31/2016, 10:03 pm

Following Chipworks' teardown of Apple's new iPhone SE, iFixit on Thursday posted a comprehensive dismantling that shows the next-gen 4-inch iPhone's display is identical to its iPhone 5s predecessor, among other interesting finds.

15 comments

Sprint promises fix for iPhone LTE woes after iOS 9.3 update

03/31/2016, 08:03 pm

In text messages sent out Thursday, U.S. wireless carrier Sprint said it is working to fix an apparent LTE connectivity issue affecting iPhone users who updated to Apple's iOS 9.3 last week.

10 comments